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Natural selection and tropical nature; essays on descriptive and theoretical biology


Published 1895
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"Consists mainly of a reprint of two volumes of essays,'Contributions to the theory of natural selection' ... and 'Tropical nature and other essay.'"--Pref


Publisher London and New York, Macmillan and Co.
Pages 512
Language English
Digitizing sponsor MSN
Book contributor Cornell University Library
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Collection cornell; biodiversity; americana

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Reviewer: Leo Lerena - - June 6, 2013
Subject: Contents
Natural Selection: On the Law which has Regulated the Introduction of New Species; On the Tendency of Varieties to Depart Indefinitely from the Original Type; Mimicry, and other Protective Resemblances Among Animals; On Instinct in Man and Animals; the Philosophy of Birds' Nests; A Theory of Birds' Nests; Creation by Law; The Development of Human Races Under the Law of Natural Selection; The Limits of Natural Selection as Applied to Man.

Tropical Nature and Other Essays: The Climate and Physical Aspects of the Equatorial Zone; Equatorial Vegetation; Animal Life in the Tropical Forests; Hummingbirds: As Illustrating the Luxuriance of Tropical Nature; The Colors of Animals and Sexual Selection; The Colors of Plants and the Origin of the Color-Sense; The Antiquity and Origin of Man; The Antiquity of Man in North America; and The Debt of Science to Darwin.
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